Flyaway Florals

by Jamila Pierre

Oh nothing, just casually thumbed through the racks at target and came across this lovely frock right here. Saw it. Loved it. Grabbed it. Threw it in my cart.

 I didn't find this tunic in the plus size section either, it came in a XXL and the spandex content is at an all time high (which is much appreciated). There are soooooo many things I love about it, but to just name a few: the color, the print and the way the flowers seem to be flying around as if they've been blown away all poetic-like, the tunic length, the fit, the sleeve length, the slight puff at the shoulder, the black trim at the bottom....OK....I think it's safe to say I went overboard with the list of things I love about it....

In any event, I had no idea the magic that was about to be made in the fitting room upon trying on this piece......until I zipped this bad boy up *SWOOOOOOOON* 

I decided to bare some leg, throw on my glittery ZARA kitten heels, and seal the deal with my silver and orange-toned jewels. I usually stay in for New Years because I'm a homebody these days and I'm "cuffed"beyond belief. I like being home with my hubby watching the ball drop from the warmth and comforts of home, where I can snuggle and partake in bubbly and sexytime, and don't have to brave the cold weather or deal with traffic or public transportation. But I'd be lying if I told you that this little number didn't make me reconsider. It's sexy yet understated, and it has some shine without being blinding....I am a fan.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Necklace from AFAZE. $3 for $10
  2. Dress from Target. $24.99
  3. Bracelet from Burlington Coat Factory. $7
  4. Glittery Pumps from $50


by Jamila Pierre

As you begin to understand who I am and what my taste is you will realize my Achilles heel are all things: studded, spiked, snaked, grenaded (i'm aware that isn't a word), brass-knucked (also not a word) , skulled (also aware that this isn't a word), skeletal, anatomical, & just strange and unusual. I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It excites me, my pupils dilate and in a flash I can see the next 60 years of my life with any one of those things. I've always been this way, and I've always been drawn to people who are strange or at least feed into my strange behaviors, odd humor, or that appreciate my style. And when I say my style I'm not just talking about how I dress, but my whole presence on a physical and metaphysical level. 

I do most things on my own terms, and I say most things because I understand that not all things are black and white, and that I couldn't possibly walk around thinking that everything has to be done MY way (though that would be a glorious existence and it doesn't stop me from trying to achieve that), I am not above compromise....but I will NEVER exclude who I am from anything I do EVER. And neither should you. 

There's so much to who I am, so many layers to me as an artist, as a friend, as a wife, as a daughter, as writer, as a FREE thinker; I haven't even begun to scratch the surface with this blog or with any of my other social platforms yet....but I will...just you wait and see. 

But enough about that, on a lighter note, can we talk about this outfit? Ok so I've wanted the bottom portion as leggings for some time now, but it was hard to find in plus and if you found it it was usually bookoo bucks. then decided that they would carry them, and fro inexpensive dollars to boot, but I snoozed and lost on those, and my life commenced to end after that. And then a ray of sunshine parted the grey clouds when I saw a girl on some random instagram feed with this skeleton onesie from target........

When I tell you I DIED!!!!!

I was like...OK, I need this yesterday. So I stalked it after Halloween, because after Halloween sales are the best, I threw on a coupon code....and VOILA!!! This baby was on my body in no time. I knew immediately that I wanted to take something that was quintessentially comical or just not thought of as glam and glam it up a bit. So I threw on some jewels, a vampy lip, and my glitter kitten heels from ZARA for some extra flare. Who said you can't go OUT OUT in your PJ's?


Prior to getting all fancy pants, I had on my two-in-one jacket from Forever21 and my "current obsession boots", because it was 29 degrees of too cold for this shit. But upon looking at the photos I realized I liked the pre-"glam" outfit just as much as the "glam" outfit. And of course I had to act silly for the camera, because who really takes themselves that seriously? 


What I'm Wearing:

  1. Necklaces from scavenger hunts and from AFAZE. 
  2. Jacket from $19.80
  3. Skeleton Onesie from $24
  4. Money Clutch from $19.90
  5. Glitter Heels from $50 (Gifted)
  6. Boots from $15 (from $45)
  7. Bracelets from Fashion To Figure $12 & Burlington Coat Factory $7